TCPS takes two from Rhea

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Posted 1/11/17

Tennessee Christian Preparatory School’s high school basketball teams opened up post-Christmas break play at home against Rhea County Academy on Tuesday, after Monday’s games were …

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TCPS takes two from Rhea

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Tennessee Christian Preparatory School’s high school basketball teams opened up post-Christmas break play at home against Rhea County Academy on Tuesday, after Monday’s games were cancelled.

The Lady Hawks started the evening off with a strong performance, controlling the game from the tipoff and running away with a 33-9 win. The Hawks followed with a 66-49 victory.

Coach Natalie Calfee commented, “This was a great first game back from break, we played well as a team.”

Leading the way for the Lady Hawks was senior Merritt Jenkins with 19 points, 15 rebounds, eight steals, two assists and four blocked shots. Whitney White followed with eight points, three rebounds, two steals and two assists. Eleanor Jenkins added four points, four rebounds, three steals and an assist. Makenzie White added two points, a rebound and an assist, while Raylee Evans came through with seven rebounds and four assists in the win.

The Hawks followed up with much of the same in the second game of the evening. The Hawks took control early and maintained a lead throughout the game. The lead allowed TCPS head coach Frank Walker the opportunity to play his entire bench in the game.

“This was our best game of the season. We showed a lot of improvement and this was a great all-around win,” coach Frank Walker said after the game.

Leading the Hawks was Barrett Pope with 15 points, five rebounds, and one assist. Solomon Smith helped out with eight points, five rebounds, a steal and three assists, while Nate Boyd scored eight points with five rebounds, two steals and two assists.

Also adding to the final totals for TCPS were Evan Gaffney with eight points, six rebounds, three assists; Reid Berger seven points, three rebounds and one assist. Berger also lifted in the only 3-pointer for the Hawks. Silas Pippenger added seven points, five rebounds, three steals and two assists.

The Hawks take the court again Friday against Oakwood Christian.

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